When the Castle Peak wildfire flared up north of Eagle in late June, the blaze sparked a spirit of local kinship for victims of Colorado's devastating High Park and Waldo Canyon fires.
On Saturday, the Eagle Chamber of Commerce hopes that spirit will transform to dollars during the Colorado Wildfires Relief Super Sale.
The event is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Eagle Town Hall. It is planned as a communitywide rummage sale with proceeds split between the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross. In addition to the rummage sale, Broadway shops and restaurants will host sidewalk sales and specials with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to the fund-raiser.
"We have gotten quite a lot of donations, a lot of clothing items," said event organizer Michelle Friedman of NRC 260. "We have also received 10 to 15 items for a silent auction.
The silent action will be set up alongside the rummage sale and will include golf packages from the Adam's Rib, Eagle Ranch and Gypsum Creek courses. The auction will be open until 2 p.m.
In addition to the rummage sale donations, Friedman noted the town of Eagle, RED Development and Ed Woodland and Associates have made cash donations to the fund-raiser. Signature Signs and Copy Plus have provided in-kind donations.
Anyone who wants to donate items for the rummage sale can still do so until 5 p.m. Friday, July 27. Bring donations to Eagle Town Hall. For additional information about the event, call (970) 328-1978.